Introduction to Sport Safety

Curriculum Guideline

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
SPSC 1180
Descriptive
Introduction to Sport Safety
Department
Sport Science
Faculty
Science & Technology
Credits
3.00
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
35
Contact Hours
4
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Methods Of Instruction

1. Lecture
2. Discussion groups and group projects
3. Practical applications and experiences
4. Guest presenters
5. Technology-Assisted learning

  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion groups and group projects
  3. Practical applications and experiences
  4. Guest presenters
  5. Technology-Assisted learning
Course Description
In this course, the basic principles of sports safety will be examined from theoretical and practical viewpoints. Students will learn guidelines for implementing a safe sport environment and preventing injury. Common sport injuries will be studied along with the principles of taping associated with the care of these injuries. This is an introductory course in sports injuries.
Course Content
  1. Sport Safety Program
    The student will:
    • Describe the role of the sport safety person
    • Describe the components of a safety program
    • Describe the human body as related to sports injuries:
      • Structural Factors
      • Functional Factors
      • Movement concepts
  2. Sport Safety Principles
    The student will:
    • Describe the principles of the prevention of sports injuries.
    • Describe risk management procedures
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of standard sports aid:
      • R.I.C.E.S. principles
      • Care of overuse and chronic injury
  3. Common Sports Injuries
    The student will:
    • Identify classifications of sports injuries
    • Describe etiology and pathology of common injuries
    • Provide basic assessment of common injuries and determine routes of referral
  4. The Relationship of Sport and Fitness Principles to Sport Injuries
    The student will:
    • Describe the role of nutrition and drug ingestion within sports injuries
    • Apply the principles of fitness and training to sports injury prevention and care
    • Describe and demonstrate the application of standard sports aid:
      • R.I.C.E.S. principles
      • Care of overuse and chronic injury
  5. Basic Taping Techniques
    The student will:
    • Describe and demonstrate the use of basic sports aid supplies
    •  Describe and demonstrate functional taping principles:
      • Biomechanical Factors
      • Procedures
      • Techniques
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Understand components of a safety program.
2. Describe and demonstrate sports safety principles.
3. Recognize common sports injuries.
4. Link the relationship of sport and fitness principles to injury.
5. Demonstrate basic taping techniques.

Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Understand components of a safety program.
  2. Describe and demonstrate sports safety principles.
  3. Recognize common sports injuries.
  4. Link the relationship of sport and fitness principles to injury.
  5. Demonstrate basic taping techniques.
    Means of Assessment

    The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations. 

    The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:

    Examinations (2) 40%
    Applied Assignments (2) 30%
    Practical Application (Taping and Assessment) 30%
    Textbook Materials

    Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:

    • Anderson, M. and G. Parr (2011) Fundamentals of Sport Injury Management (3rd Edition), Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    • Instructor assembled course pack